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Government

  • Safer I-65 proposal rejected

    The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA) has denied a request by several counties to create a Safer 65 Project Authority. The Authority was proposed by Hart, Barren, LaRue and Hardin counties as a means of completing an additional lane, both north and south on a 38-mile stretch of I-65.
    The letter was sent to Hart County Judge/Executive Terry Martin. LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said he had not received notice of the decision.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie visits LaRue Countians at State Fair

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) met with Bonnie Willenbrink at the LaRue County Booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 26.

  • LaRue's school tax among lowest in area

    LaRue County property owners will see a reduction in school taxes next year.
    At the Aug. 15 board meeting, the board unanimously approved to accept the compensating rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of funding as the previous year.
    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders this is the fourth year in a row that LaRue County Schools have taken the compensating rate or less.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Square gets new flagpole

    The flagpole on Lincoln Square, damaged when it was struck by a car earlier this year, was replaced Monday afternoon.

  • FISCAL COURT: Planning and Zoning request approved

    LaRue County Fiscal Court concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval of six tracts of land during its regular meeting  at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 23.

  • PHOTO: Auditor candidate visits LaRue

    John T. Kemper III, Republican candidate for state auditor, visited LaRue County Aug. 24. Above, he speaks with patrons of the Wrolen Pin Café. Craig Astor is at left.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter in line for new building

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter will get a new building this year, just not where it was originally planned.

    The shelter received a $150,000 Department of Agriculture grant last year for a new building on land near the current shelter. The land was donated to the county by the city of Campbellsville. However, it was announced at last week's Taylor Fiscal Court meeting that the building would not be constructed on that land.

  • PHOTO: Buchanan visits Fancy Farm

    W.R. Buchanan and his son Steve attended Democratic party fundraisers in Marshall and Graves Counties and the Fancy Farm Picnic Aug. 5-6. Above, W.R. Buchanan was greeted by Gov. Steve Beshear and the first lady.

  • Fiscal court sets tax rate, approves 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court voted the compensatory rate for taxes for the 2011-12 year which means the county will be taking in the same amount of revenue from taxes as it did the prior year.
    “Everybody’s going through some hard economic times now and I believe we can get by on the same amount as last year, so I recommend the compensatory rate,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 9.
    The court approved a raise of up to 2 percent for full-time employees for the next year.  

  • Recycling Center holds open house, demonstrates glass pulverizer

    Renaissance Recycling, LaRue County’s recycling center located on Water Street, will have an open house 10 a.m. Aug. 23 to demonstrate its new glass pulverizer.
    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said the unit was delivered in November and is similar to the one she borrowed from the state a couple of years ago.